Pierce: 'Make this ride enjoyable'

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Paul Pierce addresses the crowd before Tuesday's game vs. Miami.BOSTON -- Celtics captain Paul Pierce addressed the crowd from midcourt before Tuesday's season opener against the Heat and thanked them for their support in Boston's quest for Banner 18.

"That's what I like to hear," Pierce said as he took the floor to deafening cheers following pregame introductions. "Let's make this ride enjoyable."